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Sony to Launch Robotics and Coding Kit for Kids

16 February 2017

Taking a page out of LEGO toy kits, Sony is about to launch its KOOV connected robotics and coding kit in Japan designed to introduce children to the world of designing and programming.

The KOOV kits allow kids to play with blocks, sensors and software to create robots while also learning coding skills though interactive tutorials. Kids can then share their ideas and designs with others designing their own robots throughout the world.

Through blocks, electronic components and software Sony’s KOOV kit teaches kids coding through play and creation. Source: Sony  Through blocks, electronic components and software Sony’s KOOV kit teaches kids coding through play and creation. Source: Sony Sony says KOOV allows kids to play with seven kinds of translucent blocks, code by controlling the assembled robot through the program software and create by embracing their imagination. The blocks snap together similar to LEGOs, and then electronic components such as LEDs, switches, buzzers, sensors, motors and more can be connected. Software then allows the robots to be programmed with a drag and drop system.

KOOV will launch in Sony stores on Feb. 18 in Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka and Fukuoka, Japan.



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